Listening Station: Hey, You, Lil’ Mama Doesn’t Like Your Girlfriend Either

We weren’t too crazy about Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend”–listening to it is still the aural equivalent of getting hit in the face by an overly caffeinated 14-year-old for three and a half minutes–so our expectations for the remix of the track featuring “Lip Gloss” rapper Lil’ Mama were low. But Lil’ Mama’s rapidfire verses are dizzying and charming–and as a bonus, they almost minimize Avril’s contributions to the track enough for us to forget about that whole “motherfucking princess” bait-and-switch:

Avril Lavigne featuring Lil Mama – Girlfriend (Remix) [MP3, link expired; via Blender Blog]
Lil Mama [MySpace]

  • KurticusMaximus

    I don’t know what you’re talking about, that Avril Lavigne song is catchy as hell.

    And the Japanese version is pretty ridiculous.

  • dollywould

    I’m not sick of the original yet. It’s that perfect little energy boost when you’re getting bored at the gym. And now this version will be on my workout playlist, too. Thanks!

  • oneTee

    i agree…i kinda like the original avril version, although i like the remix too.

  • oneTee

    “And the Japanese version is pretty ridiculous.”

    what Japanese version?

  • bambino

    i want to kick my radio in the head(unit) every time that song comes on.

  • MJ

    Thank you, guys. Now I can put something that sounds like “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne on my mp3 player without feeling bad about it. I mean, it’s not the original, right? See, it’s got some interesting vocals by a female rapper over it and all.

    My indie cred has been salvaged.

  • Ceiling Cat

    If Avril had been around in high school I would have wanted to beat her up, for sure. Lucky I am all mature now.

  • Mike Barthel

    wtf, is this remix sponsored by Stylus? Are they marketing things directly to pop nerds now?

  • janine

    Thanks for the remix. @MJ: I know how you feel. That song has many things I like, but the vocal is somehow listless and disinterested. It’s like a sugar rush rather than real excitement. I can’t wait to get home and listen to this, though, my niece got me into “Lip Gloss.”

  • Luiis

    I love it how Avril Lavigne thinks she’s so PUNK ROCK. This song is obviously aimed at 14 year old myspace junkies, adding a myspace-hyped artist like Lil’ Mama onto the track just makes Avril look more ridiculous.
    But i gotta say, The Japanese version is trippy as fuck.

  • sleazysean

    This is a rare case where I would have enjoyed the remix gutting the original to the point where it was unrecognizable. This still has too much Avril stink on it.